If LeBron James Had Come to UCSB…

If four years at UCSB has taught me anything, it’s that it’s incredibly awesome here and consistently exceeds your expectations, unlike the Miami Heat. Even superstar athletes who are too cool for school will someday look back and realize the prime time of their life would have been better spent in Santa Barbara. LeBron James, […]

UCSB Signs Four Recruits for Next Season

Needing to replace three standout seniors, the UCSB women’s volleyball team has signed four new players for the fall 2012 season. The Gauchos are coming off a 19-12 season with an 11-5 second-place finish in the Big West and will look for consistent production from these recruits in order to compete for a Big West […]

Tennis Reloads with Talented Recruits

For the second straight year, the UCSB men’s tennis team will bring in a highly touted “blue chip” recruit from California: Matthew Alves from Gold River, who has been ranked as high as No. 19 in the country among high school seniors by tennisrecuiting.net. Alves has won several national junior events and will look to […]

From Abroad to All-Big West

Seniors Mathieu Forget from Geneva, Switzerland and Natalia Lozano from Valladolid, Spain helped lead the way for the UCSB men’s and women’s tennis teams this season. Last week, Forget was named First Team All-Big West and Lozano was named Second Team All-Big West in singles. The doubles teams of Forget and junior Mbonisi Ndimande, and […]

UCSB Finishes Season at Indian Wells

The Big West Championship and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament came down to a tiebreaker in the last match, but the No. 65 UC Santa Barbara men’s tennis team lost 4-3 to No. 63 Cal Poly in Indian Wells yesterday. On Saturday, the women’s team lost 4-1 to eventual champion No. 43 Long […]

UCSB Victorious on Senior Day

On Senior Day for the UCSB women’s tennis team, the whole team dominated en route to a 7-0 win over UC Riverside after defeating Cal State Fullerton 6-1 on Saturday in Fullerton. The Gauchos end the regular season at 10-13 overall (5-3 in the Big West) and finish the year with a 7-2 home record […]

Gauchos Dominate in Last Home Matches

Senior Mathieu Forget will have fond memories of his Senior Day, as the No. 55 UCSB men’s tennis team swept past Loyola Marymount 7-0 yesterday in its last home match of the season. Santa Barbara improved to 12-7 on the year with an impressive 9-2 mark at home, while LMU drops to 8-11. “Forget has […]

UCSB Set to Host Loyola Marymount

In its first action since Spring Break, the No. 53 UCSB men’s tennis team will host Loyola Marymount this afternoon in what will be the squad’s last home match of the season. The Gauchos are 11-7 overall and 8-2 at home, while LMU is 8-10 overall and 2-5 on the road. Today also marks the […]

UCSB Nearly Completes Upset Over LBSU

The UCSB women’s tennis team had two third-set chances to clinch the upset over the top team in the Big West, but visiting No. 51 Long Beach State held strong and barely edged out a 4-3 win over UCSB on Saturday. The Gauchos are now 8-12 overall and 3-2 in conference, while Long Beach improves […]

UCSB Returns from Spring Break Action

The No. 49 UCSB men’s tennis team went 2-1 in its three home matches over Spring Break to improve to 11-7 overall and 3-1 in the Big West. The Gauchos won the battle for second place in the conference on Sunday, sweeping Pacific (6-10, 1-1) 7-0. Apart from the sixth, all singles matches were won […]

Women Have Busy Weekend vs. SDSU, CSUN; Men Look to Rebound From Two Straight Losses vs. Nevada

The UCSB women’s tennis team plays at San Diego State this afternoon and then resumes Big West play at home against Cal State Northridge on Sunday. The Gauchos are 4-9 overall and 2-1 in the Big West after dropping their last two matches. SDSU (3-8) comes in with a 2-2 record against Big West competition, […]

Men Drop Two, Women Lose at UCI

After forcing five matches to go into three sets, the No. 50 UCSB men’s tennis team ended up getting shut out against No. 37 Santa Clara yesterday, right after a tough 4-3 loss at No. 53 Cal Poly on Saturday. The Gauchos fall to 7-6 overall and 2-1 in the Big West, while Cal Poly […]

No. 50 Men’s Team Set to Face Rival No. 53 Cal Poly, Women Travel to Take on Irvine

The No. 50 UCSB men’s tennis team moved up 11 spots to jump No. 53 Cal Poly in the rankings this week as the Blue-Green Rivalry is set to renew tomorrow. The Gauchos are 7-4 overall and will put their three-match win streak to the test with its showdown against the Mustangs before returning home […]

No. 66 Women, No. 61 Men Win Weekend Matchups

In its most complete performance of the season, the No. 66 UCSB women’s tennis team won 6-1 over Pacific on Saturday, improving to 3-7 overall and 2-0 in Big West play. The Gauchos are also 2-0 at home while Pacific drops to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in conference. “There was no way we were gonna […]

Tennis: Men Pick Up Win Against UCI, SMU, Women Fall to Santa Clara, SMU

After a pair of losses last weekend, the No. 62 UCSB men’s tennis team bounced back with a 5-2 win at No. 55 UC Irvine yesterday and a 4-3 win over SMU on Saturday. Santa Barbara improves to 6-4 overall and 1-0 in the Big West. In other action, the No. 65 women’s team finished […]